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Welcome to STADIO SPEAKS, the podcast brought to you by STADIO Higher Education that delves deep into the wealth of expertise within our esteemed institution. Join us on this captivating journey as we showcase the brilliance and insights of our diverse team members across various fields and disciplines. In the heart of South Africa, STADIO is a hub of knowledge, innovation and excellence. Our podcast, STADIO SPEAKS, serves as a platform to share the profound experiences and knowledge of our experts with the world.


From the dynamic world of business and entrepreneurship to the intricacies of fashion, education, technology and more, STADIO SPEAKS will provide you with a front-row seat to the minds that drive progress and change in these fields. Expect insightful discussions, thought-provoking ideas, and engaging conversations that offer a deeper understanding of the professional journeys, challenges and triumphs of our STADIO HEI experts. Whether you are a student seeking inspiration or a curious mind eager to expand your knowledge, STADIO SPEAKS promises to be your gateway to the insights that shape our world.


Tune in to STADIO SPEAKS and let us take you on an enriching journey through the diverse expertise within STADIO Higher Education. Stay curious, stay informed and stay inspired with STADIO SPEAKS.


STADIO Speaks is produced by Samantha Edmonds, shot, recorded and edited by Luntu Ndzandze and presented by Kanyisa Gqoli. 


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Season 2 Episode 4 - STADIO Speaks: Rugby Revelations: Inside the Minds of DHL Stormers - Evan Roos & Junior Pokomela

Join us on STADIO Speaks as we delve deep into the minds of DHL Stormers' stars, Evan Roos and Junior Pokomela. From superpowers on the rugby field to balancing professional rugby with higher education at STADIO, we
explore the journeys, insights and passions of these exceptional athletes.

Tune in to STADIO Speaks for an insightful and entertaining
conversation with two of rugby's brightest talents, offering a unique glimpse into the lives of professional athletes navigating the worlds of sport and academia.

Season 2 Episode 3 - STADIO Speaks: Behind the screen: The story of STADIO's Chief Information Officer - Merwe Roux

Join us for the latest episode of STADIO Speaks, where we
explore the nuances of the Chief Information Officer role with Merwe Roux, the creative force shaping STADIO Higher Education's tech environment. Gain insight
into the leadership required for technological initiatives within education. We also uncover Merwe’s personal interests and hobbies beyond the office, discovering the activities that provide him with balance and vitality.

Season 2 Episode 2 - STADIO Speaks: Unlocking the Future: A Conversation on Generation Alpha & Beyond - Merie Sutherland

Join us on STADIO Speaks for an enlightening conversation with Merie Sutherland as we explore the future of academia and Generation Alpha!

Tune in as we dive into Merie's academic journey, her groundbreaking research on Gen Alpha and insights on future trends and technology consumption. Don't miss out!

Season 2 Episode 1 - STADIO Speaks: Dive into the future of Education - CEO Chris Vorster

Embark on a journey through the life and vision of Chris Vorster, CEO of STADIO Higher Education, in this special episode of STADIO Speaks. From his early influences to pivotal career milestones, delve into the business mindset shaping STADIO's success, the innovative initiatives enhancing educational experiences and a glimpse into the future of education.

Join us for a captivating conversation on leadership principles, staying ahead in the ever-evolving education landscape, community engagement and valuable advice for aspiring leaders.

Plus, discover the personal reflections and impactful moments that have shaped Chris's inspiring journey both professionally and personally. Don't miss this insightful episode as we uncover the stories behind the leader and the institution at the forefront of education innovation.

Season 1 Episode 5 - STADIO Speaks: Unlocking the Power of Education - Marjorie Tlali

Tune in to an enlightening episode of STADIO Speaks with our esteemed guest, Marjorie Tlali. Hosted by Kanyisa, this episode delves deep into Marjorie's remarkable journey and the transformative influence of education. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation!

As we draw the curtains on another riveting episode, we extend our sincere gratitude to Marjorie for her invaluable insights on education. Her story resonates with the transformative force of learning.

If Marjorie's wisdom moved you, make sure to subscribe to STADIO Speaks on your favourite podcast platform for more illuminating discussions.

To all our listeners, thank you for being a part of this enriching dialogue. Stay tuned for more extraordinary stories shaping the future of education.

Remember, education holds the key to sculpting a brighter tomorrow. Until next time!

Season 1 Episode 4 - STADIO Speaks: Journey of Inspiration: Unveiling the Heart of Teaching with STADIO School of Education students - Carla & Micaela

Join us as we delve into Carla and Micaela’s profound narrative, tracing their passion for education and the pivotal moments that shaped their journey into becoming teachers. In an insightful
conversation, Carla and Micaela sheds light on the significance of studying education, emphasising the transformative power teachers hold in shaping young lives and contributing to society.

Discover the valuable lessons they have learned, the teachers who've impacted them and their vision for using AI in education.

Tune in for a heartfelt message of encouragement to all education students as we end off World Teachers' Month. 

Season 1 Episode 3 - STADIO Speaks: Unveiling the Visionary Marketer - Atelisha Harilal

We are thrilled to introduce episode 3 of STADIO Speaks, where we delve into the dynamic world of marketing, education and leadership. In this episode, we are honoured to feature Atelisha Harilal, the Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment at STADIO.

STADIO Speaks is your gateway to exclusive conversations with visionary leaders, exploring their career journeys, insights and the strategies that have driven their success. Atelisha Harilal's episode promises to be a captivating exploration of the ever-evolving field of marketing in the education sector.

Season 1 Episode 2 - STADIO Speaks: Unveiling the Mind of STADIO Chief Financial Officer - Samara Totaram

In this episode, Samara provides a deep dive into her role as CFO, discussing the intricacies of financial leadership, effective decision-making and the evolving landscape of corporate finance. She offers practical advice for aspiring financial leaders, talks about her approach to balancing responsibilities and reflects on the importance of fostering a collaborative work culture.

Tune in to STADIO Speaks to listen to this enlightening episode. Gain valuable insights into the world of finance, leadership and success as Samara shares her experiences and expertise.

Season 1 Episode 1 - Introducing STADIO Speaks: A journey with Zola Budd

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest podcast series, STADIO Speaks, featuring none other than the legendary runner, Zola Budd. As we delve into the world of athletics, personal triumphs and inspiring stories, we invite you to join us on this captivating journey.
In this episode, Zola opens up about her early days of running barefoot, her record-breaking achievements and the challenges she faced throughout her career. She also reflects on the importance of perseverance, the power of self-belief and the impact of her experiences on her life beyond the track.